May 14th, 2016 In Lightning Goaltending, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

When Tampa Bay Lightning goalie, Ben Bishop went down in the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, die-hard fans must of thought the team is snake bit. Cursing the league office for scheduling a game on Friday the 13th. What in the world were they thinking? While most people know injuries are a part of this game, they also...

May 13th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

Just over halfway into the first period in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, Ben Bishop left the game on a stretcher. He was caught off guard with the Penguins swarming and spun around onto his left knee, then immediately grabbed his left leg in pain. He was visibly in distress lying on the ice for a long stretch and had to be moved to a...

May 13th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

There was a time in the National Hockey League where offense ruled the roost. However, the high scoring days of the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s will likely never be seen again. The goals will never be big enough, the goaltender’s equipment will never be small enough, and despite hockey stick manufacturer’s best marketing efforts, the sticks...

May 13th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The last time the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning squared off in the postseason, it marked one of the many disappointing exits Pittsburgh has suffered in recent years. The teams split Games 1 and 2 in Pittsburgh, only for the Penguins to take a 3-1 series lead after sweeping Games 3 and 4 in Tampa. Then, the Lightning erased that...

May 13th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Eastern Conference Final is set and the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 Friday night. This is an intriguing matchup with two similar teams. Both teams rely on speed and finesse on the offensive sides, while both have highly skilled players up and down the line. Both teams have a top defender in their midst. On...

May 10th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

“The best decisions aren’t always the easy ones.” The age old adage is often passed on to kids from parents, but it also is a phrase that many general managers in the National Hockey League can identify with. In a league currently made up of thirty teams, and with the salary cap tied to league revenues, the discipline and creativity needed...

May 9th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

If you've been following the NHL playoffs at all this year, you've undoubtedly heard all about the prolific scoring exploits of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov has been absolutely dynamite so far this postseason, with 12 points in 10 games played, good for a tie for fifth in playoff scoring. Nine of those points, however,...

May 7th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Watching Jonathan Drouin during Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s matchup with the New York Islanders, it was clear that his maturation as a player took on a whole new level. Throughout the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal against the Detroit Red Wings and carrying over into the Semifinals against the Islanders, Drouin has noticeably been one...

May 4th, 2016 In Lightning History, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

Moving forward in the Stanley Cup playoffs, The Hockey Writers will be taking a short look at the past successes of the final eight teams left in the postseason. When was the last time they reached the Stanley Cup Finals? How long has it been since they hoisted the Cup? For the Tampa Bay Lightning, playoff success hasn’t exactly been uncommon...

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